Lorraine M. Nelson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 26, 2021

Lorraine M. Nelson, age 84 of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 26, 2021.

Lorraine was born May 18, 1937, the daughter of John and Esther (Nelson) Dementer. She graduated from Gladstone High School in 1955.

On April 6, 1956 she was united in marriage to Gerald Nelson. He preceded her in death. Together they had 3 Children, Geri (Scott) Alanko, Keith (Jeannie) Nelson, and Joe (Candy) Nelson. Further surviving her are Grandchildren, Greggory (Mandi) Brayak, Daniel (Amber) Brayak, James Brayak, Cory Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Makenzie Nelson, Brody Nelson, Morgan Nelson and Great Grandchildren, Mya Brayak, Brandon Brayak, and Skylar Brayak.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Connie Malnar, Arlene Stropich, and John Dementer.

Lorraine worked early in life at the Busy Bee, the Gambles Store along with working at Harnischfeger Credit Union and Peninsula Federal Credit Union where she retired from. She enjoyed being the neighborhood pitcher for baseball for the kids and also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and going to the casino. Lorraine loved watching her Green Bay Packers and never missed a game. She was a very caring and supportive mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed by all. Lorraine was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church for over 60 years.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Vigil Prayers will conclude visitation at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place the following day, July 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Rev. Fr. Ben Rivard officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Father Matt hall of the church. Lorraine will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells, MI. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Nelson family.

4 Tributes for “Lorraine M. Nelson

    So sorry to hear this unexpected news! My deepest sympathy to all . Lorraine was a special woman and I am glad I had the privilege of knowing her and taking care of her hair needs. I wish I could be there but I am out of the country . Again, I’m so very sorry!
    Sincerely, Laura Lamberg

    Dear Geri, Keith, Joe & families,
    So very sorry to read of the passing of your mom. She always had a smile on her face and growing up I remember all the picnics at Pioneer Trail Park where the entire Dementer family would get together and play cards! I will never forget being in Las Vegas and my husband and I driving up in a limo in front of, I think it was, Circus Circus after we had just got married. I went to step out of the vehicle and my dress caught. When I looked up, there were the three sisters standing all together. Your mom, Connie, and Arlene. What a great welcoming party. We had a great laugh realizing the chances of that moment in time happening as it did.
    We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Take care.
    Jerilynn & John Krokstad
    Marquette Michigan

    Im so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Tammi Camps

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